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Pamphlet for passengers of the “Empress of Britain”while in Singapore for one full day.
‘Agents for Shore Programme Raffles Hotel Ltd.’
The shore expeditions were broken into two parties: ’A’ (red card) and ‘B’ (white card). Leave at different times, different itinerary. Inside this programme is glued the programme for ‘A’ party, while the ‘B’ is part of the main pamphlet.
Sample for ‘A’:
Reminder: ' “Empress of Britain” will sail for BANGKOK at 6:30 p.m. Monday March 4th, 1935'.
Printed by Wah Seong Press, Singapore.
21.5 x 14 cm.
The RMS Empress of Britain was an ocean liner built between 1928 and 1931 by John Brown shipyard in Scotland and owned by Canadian Pacific Steamship Company. This ship was the second of three CP vessels named Empress of Britain — provided scheduled trans-Atlantic passenger service from spring to autumn between Canada and Europe from 1931 until 1939.
In her time, the Empress was the largest, fastest, and most luxurious ship between England and Canada. She was torpedoed on 28 October 1940 by U-32 and sank. At 42,348 gross tons, she was the largest liner lost during the Second World War and the largest ship sunk by a U-boat.